Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Vasilena Stoyanova studied art history at the University of Vienna. She also finished the postgraduate course of art&economy at the University for applied arts in
Vienna. Vasilena has worked for several galleries across Vienna as well as a cultural consultant for the Bulgarian Cultural Institute Haus Wittgenstein. She is specialized in contemporary art and
is now working as a curatorial assistant at the 21er Haus/Belvedere.